mov·​ie·​mak·​er | \ ˈmü-vē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce moviemaker (audio) \

Definition of moviemaker

: one who makes movies

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moviemaking \ ˈmü-​vē-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce moviemaker (audio) \ noun

Examples of moviemaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2007, the moviemaker was awarded an honorary doctorate and he was inducted into WKU's Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 7 Oct. 2021 Earlier this year, The Cincinnati metro area, which includes Middletown, was named one of the best places to live and work as a moviemaker by Moviemaker Magazine. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 5 Oct. 2021 The Charlotte rapper, aka Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, subsequently made a tentative apology July 27 on Twitter but the backlash against him on social media has only grown, joined by celebrities the likes of Elton John and the moviemaker Questlove. Doug George,, 1 Aug. 2021 Throughout childhood, long before the prospect of an acting career presented itself, Kilmer was not only an enthusiastic and joyful performer but also a moviemaker himself. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 28 July 2021 More recently, paying the price for conduct, actual and alleged, in his private life, Allen has been exiled to the moviemaker equivalent of the Island of Misfit Toys. Peter Tonguette, Washington Examiner, 18 Mar. 2021 Del Toro’s elegantly grisly vampire movie established him as a witty, inventive moviemaker right out of the gate. Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune, 30 Sep. 2020 Griffith was a masterful moviemaker who pioneered the close-up, scenic long shot, and the crosscut. Ainissa G. Ramirez, Scientific American, 8 July 2020 And on this November night, along with members of the British, French, German, Italian, and Swiss press; the moviemakers; and the cast members, Susann was about to view what was predicted to be one of the year’s most unmissable movies. Mary Sollosi,, 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of moviemaker

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Moviemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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: a person who makes movies : filmmaker


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